MLB The Show 24 shows what the Mariners' front office could achieve by spending money

Are the Mariners good enough to make it to the World Series in MLB The Show 24? Let's find out how they do in the popular baseball video game
Division Series - Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Two
Division Series - Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Two / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages

As with every iteration of MLB The Show, my ultimate goal is to always win as many World Series as possible with the Mariners. Making deals I wish the real life front office would make to make the team better and make it to the promised land. Let me take onThe Show to see if I won a World Series in my first season.

I made the easiest decision any Mariners could make. I signed Blake Snell in free agency right off the bat. But here's the best part I also signed Matt Chapman, J.D. Martinez, and Jordan Montgomery. With the additions of Snell and Montgomery, my pitching staff was led by Luis Castillo, followed by Snell, George Kirby, Logan Gilbert, and Montgomery. So what happened with Bryce Miller and Bryan Woo? One of them became trade bait.

The trade. Emerson Hancock, Jackson Kowar and Bryan Woo to the Pirates for Ke'Bryan Hayes and Henry Davis. I figured I needed a better option to spell "Big Dumper" in the reserve catcher role besides Selby Zavala and Hayes helps fill a long term need at third base. Matt Chapman was only signed for a year and I'm trying to win the World Series in the first season. Bryce Miller was moved to the bullpen to be a long reliever and served me well in that role, going 8-4 win/loss, 3.8 ERA and pitching 100 innings.

I also had to clear some room on the roster with all the signings. The first actual trade I made was Taylor Trammell, Sam Haggerty, and Dylan Moore to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Druw Jones. I was able to add a Top 100 prospect while basically getting rid of pieces that werent going to fit on the team anyways. As I continue to play this franchise, Druw Jones will have a spot on the roster.

In the first game I played, Mitch Haniger hit the first homerun of the new game for me. Hanny took Nick Pivetta of Boston deep for a two-run dinger. Starting Blake Snell, we had a strong pitching performance and closed the game out with Andres Munoz getting three strikeouts to shut the door on opening day. After this, I went on to sim the rest of the season.

We ended up winning the AL West going 102-60 and J.D. Martinez won the A.L. MVP hitting a stupid amount of home runs with 59 big flys and 166 RBIs. The first round of the playoffs saw us take on the New York Yankees, winning the series. The following series saw us take on the Twins. The Twins were pesky, but we ended up winning the series 4-3. The final roadblock in our journey to winning a World Series in the first season was the Atlanta Braves, who knocked the Dodgers off in the NLCS.

I decided to play the World Series. Everything up to this point, besides Opening Day had been simulated with no assist. We won game one with Luis Castillo taking home the win. Games two and three were heart breakers with Matt Brash and Andres Munoz blowing late game leads. Game four was a seemed like it was going to be a tough one with Spencer Strider on the mound. I jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning and took game four with ease. The series ended up going to seven games. The 2024 World Series champs are... THE SEATTLE MARINERS. It was a close one with a final score of 2-1 with both runs being solo homeruns from the dude himself, JULIO!

So far I'm having fun with The Show. Our very own Chris O'Day has a Diamond Dynasty write-up coming soon and it will be exciting to see his insights into another fan favorite facet of the game that has become a popular niche in the streaming industry on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.